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Maitland is a small, Florida city located about 15 to 20 minutes north of Downtown Orlando. Part of Orange County, residents of Maitland enjoy the quieter atmosphere of this suburb, as well as the easy access to the area’s biggest attractions. As of 2021, the population of Maitland is just under 19,000.
To the north of Maitland is the larger city of Altamonte Springs and to the southeast is Winter Park. Apopka, another large city in Greater Orlando, is found to the far west. The I-4 and Orlando Avenue are the city's two main roads, running parallel north to south. In the southeast is the suburb’s largest lake, Lake Maitland.
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Although Maitland is a city with a long history, it is also home to a multitude of new construction homes in recently-built developments. The real estate market in Maitland offers a range of property types, typically at more affordable prices (which applies to HOA fees as well)—but never sacrificing location. For this reason, many are choosing to move to this beautiful city.
Like many other Florida cities, Maitland home styles are diverse, from quaint bungalows and ranches, to large Mediterranean luxury estates. In regards to square footage, homebuyers often prefer properties in Maitland than other surrounding cities, as home sizes are generally much larger. Real estate in Maitland is primarily single-family homes, but there are also options for condos and townhomes.
Much of this city consists of new construction properties, especially in regards to condos and townhomes for sale. These homes are, as well, typically designed in more modern styles. Because of the numerous lakes around the city, many properties are also located close to or on the water, which provides excellent views and ambiance for residents. Condo amenities vary from property to property, but common features include parking, a pool and spa, outdoor space, and a fitness center.
Single-family homes, in contrast, do tend to be older properties, but there are sometimes new construction or newly renovated homes on the market. In terms of building dates, there are numerous homes built in the 1960s and 1970s, and there are opportunities to upgrade and renovate for interested buyers. Lot sizes do tend to be larger than in other areas, as well.
Waterfront homes for sale are some of the most desirable properties in the city, and therefore are often priced in the luxury bracket. Luxury homes in Maitland in general offer great locations, ample square footage, expert landscaping, and modern upgrades.
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Maitland Highlights & Amenities
One of the best parts of Maitland is the welcoming, outdoorsy community. There are numerous lakefront parks that residents enjoy spending time in, whether with the kids or walking the dog. Community events are often hosted, and there’s a Farmer’s Market every Sunday. Residents can reserve facilities at the local parks and purchase boat passes if they wish.
Maitland is a good mixture of residential and commercial areas, the latter of which are located mostly along Maitland Boulevard and Orlando Avenue. There are a multitude of great shops and restaurants to discover. The downtown area of Maitland includes the Maitland Public Library, the Art & History Museums of Maitland (which includes the Maitland Art Center and gardens), the Waterhouse Residence Museum, and charming walking paths around Lake Sybelia.
The city has parks, basketball courts, and green spaces located all over. Maitland Community Park is one of the largest, with a playground, sports fields, trails, and tennis courts. This area also hosts community events. Minnehaha Park, located on Lake Minnehaha, has a lot of the same features (tennis courts, a playground, fields). Lake Lily Park is a popular destination for residents to get up and out, as it features a beautiful boardwalk.
When it comes to schools, Maitland is served by Orange County Public Schools. There are three public schools in this city: Dommerich Elementary School, Lake Sybelia Elementary School, and Maitland Middle School. There are also private schools, some of which include Park Maitland School and Maitland Montessori School.
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The Florida Film Festival is hosted in Maitland, FL every spring at the historic Enzian Theater. Yes, Maitland is a suburb of Orlando, with many residents commuting to the city daily. Dog Island is a small park in the center of Lake Maitland. It can only be accessed by boat, paddleboard, or kayak!
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When is the Florida Film Festival?
Is Maitland considered an Orlando suburb?
What is Dog Island? How do I get there?
The Florida Film Festival is hosted in Maitland, FL every spring at the historic Enzian Theater.
Yes, Maitland is a suburb of Orlando, with many residents commuting to the city daily.
Dog Island is a small park in the center of Lake Maitland. It can only be accessed by boat, paddleboard, or kayak!
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